Celebrate Australian art with a weekend's worth of events
Denise Mimmocchi, curator of the exhibition Australian Symbolism: The Art of Dreams, offers her insight into the exhibition. What do the symbols mean? Find out here.
The author of the Booker Prize-winning Schindler’s Ark has recently published some non-fiction works celebrating Australian history. Come hear this national treasure speak about colonial Sydney.
Andrew Sayers, director of the National Museum of Australia, will discuss the great Australian artist famous for his Ned Kelly paintings.
Head of Australian art Wayne Tunnicliffe will host a panel discussion with three major contemporary Australian artists – Janet Laurence, Imants Tillers and Rosemary Laing – discover their thoughts on Australian art’s past, present and future.
David Hansen from Sotheby’s discusses the work of one of colonial Australia’s finest painters.
Wayne Tunnicliffe guides the late artist’s wife and model of over three decades, Wendy Whiteley, through a conversation with particular focus on Brett’s 1976 work ‘Self Portrait in the Studio’.
Artists Pedro Wonaemirri and Jonathan Jones discuss the gallery's Pukamani Poles, the first major commission of Aboriginal art by an Australian gallery.
The Australian flautist will perform pieces of symbolist music inspired by the aforementioned Australian Symbolism: The Art of Dreams exhibition.
The Etcetera Duo will offer a unique approach to Australian art with a performance of magic, mime and illusion that will keep the kids entertained.
Wayne Tunnicliffe, head of Australian art, and Deborah Edwards, senior curator of Australian art, offer an introductory talk on the Australian collection.